Solomon Adelaquaye, Managing Director of Sohin Security Company, who is believed to be a close pal of the National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey, has been busted over cocaine in the United States of America as part of a drug trafficking syndicate.
The drug dealer is an alleged financier of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The late President Mills was reported in Wikileaks telling United States diplomats that he suspected his officials had been compromised by tipping off drug barons.
Adelaquaye’s security firm had until last Monday, provided security services at the Kotoka International Airport and other airports under a controversial contract approved by the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL).
Now the company has been disbanded without explanation until officials were forced to come out with the information after Daily Guide broke the story about the drug dealings by the Sohin boss.
The drug-baron turned security chief was reported to have been arrested together with two Nigerians and Colombian in May for his role in a drug trafficking syndicate which had been operating in the West Africa sub-region, according to an official statement released on June 3.
Sources said political godfathers including Gbevlo Lartey facilitated the selection of Sohin Security for its services at the airports. Hitherto, the company had no practical experience in handling security issues before it was granted the contract at the airports.
Questions are now being asked as to how a company, headed by a drug baron, passed through the scrutiny of the the national security led by Col. Gbevlo-Lartey and won the bid to provide security services at an entry point such as the Kotoka International Airport and other airports in the country.
The appointment of Sohin Security followed a decision by the GACL to terminate contracts of two private security companies that had been operating at the airport for about three years.
It would be recalled that in February 2009, Col. Gbevlo-Lartey issued a directive asking the various state institutions operating atthe airports not to renew contracts they had with the various security companies operating there.
Eventhough these companies had managed to maintain sanity at Ghana’s main entry point which was once bedeviled with serious pilfering, the National Security Co-ordinator reportedly exerted pressure on GACL to terminate the contracts of the companies without reason.